Hearing set on Peters crematory issue

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A public hearing regarding an amendment to Peters Township’s zoning ordinance regulating crematories as a conditional use in the Light Industrial district is set for Jan. 21.


“We have been over this in excruciating detail,” Councilman David Ball said of the crematory issue at council’s meeting Monday night. He said he saw no purpose to “rehash this thing from the beginning” and proposed the hearing be limited to one hour. He encouraged only those with new information or new opinions to speak at the hearing.


Council reached a consensus that the meeting, which will start at 7:30 p.m., will end no later than 9 p.m. and that residents wishing to speak must register prior to the meeting.


The ordinance has been discussed for several months, and in October a capacity crowd attended a hearing on the amendment that would stipulate conditions for crematories in area zoned light industrial.


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